Central Washington set an NCAA scoring record with 27 points in 79 seconds in a lopsided win over Western Oregon last weekend.

The NCAA statistical service confirmed Tuesday that the Division II Wildcats’ scoring blitz was a record for all NCAA divisions.

The previous all-divisions record for most points scored in the shortest amount of time was held by Division III Mount Union, which scored 21 points in 33 seconds on Sept. 14, 1996, against Defiance.

The Division I record is held by Colorado State, which scored 20 points in 55 seconds against San Jose State in 1997. Kent State scored 21 points in 1:04 against Akron in 1996.

Central Washington (6-2) led Western Oregon by eight points early in the second quarter when the onslaught began. Mike Reilly threw a TD pass to Nate Brookreson, and two plays later cornerback Brandon Kennedy returned an interception 36 yards for another score.

On the second play of the next drive, Josh Chance scooped up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown, and Kennedy closed out the scoring surge by returning another interception 30 yards for a score.

The Wildcats won the game 61-33.

“You’re almost in disbelief,” Central Washington coach John Zamberlin told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Tuesday night. “It was pretty exciting for the defense to score like that and demoralizing for the other team.

“It was kind of like an avalanche, just bang, bang, bang. We were kind of in shock on our sidelines too, but it was a good shock.”

The Wildcats’ 34 points in the second quarter and 55 in the opening half were also school records.

Central Washington plays at Western Washington on Saturday.

AP-ES-10-25-05 2114EDT


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